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The headset and stem

http://www.flickr.com/photos/71817058@N08/8147803605/


And here, the cassette and rear mech.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/71817058@N08/8147836586/

After some thought and research, I reckon all i'd want to change would be the stem, bars, seat post and saddle, and possibly the shifters (to the XTR M900)

I'm a bit confused as to what type of stem I can fix to the bike - would I need any particular style or dimensions?

And if I were to ever change the forks, what particular type sort of forks could I change to (leaving the same headset I have) ?


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I know it's post 1997, but I just won this mint Raleigh RSP 250 on ebay, for £170!
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i'm well made up!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Raleigh-RSP-250-Hardtail-Mountain-bike-Mavic-Magura-Deore-XT-Rox-Shox-Judy-XC-/321010542108?item=321010542108&ViewItem=&ssPageName=ADME:X:AAQ:GB:1123&nma=true&si=C%2BnFL0XhjJ4LCvooOi1Fz3gYo2A%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557


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ibbz, if you're interested I've an unused Dynatech Ti handlebar I could sell, - it's off an MT4 and is the same champagne colour as the main tubes.


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ibbz, if you're interested I've an unused Dynatech Ti handlebar I could sell, - it's off an MT4 and is the same champagne colour as the main tubes.


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ibbz wrote:
The headset and stem

http://www.flickr.com/photos/71817058@N08/8147803605/


And here, the cassette and rear mech.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/71817058@N08/8147836586/

After some thought and research, I reckon all i'd want to change would be the stem, bars, seat post and saddle, and possibly the shifters (to the XTR M900)

I'm a bit confused as to what type of stem I can fix to the bike - would I need any particular style or dimensions?

And if I were to ever change the forks, what particular type sort of forks could I change to (leaving the same headset I have) ?


Good plan, don't get obsessed with weight, it a dark path!
Mavic 231 rims weigh around 408g so pretty good.
The Mavic headsets are quite sought after on here. The stem looks to be a 1 1/8" quill but you need to measure it to make sure.
I happen to have the Raleigh UGLI forks that were probably on it originally.
If you want to tighten / loosen the headset there is a grub screw to undo under the rubber band first.


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True say, I've come to my senses!
Basics I think - as the other stuff is Fine, I'll leave the thumbies and everything else bar a few bits and bobs.
I've bought a new Titanium bar, a Syncros cattle prod stem, and a pair of eggbeater pedals.

All I need now is a a seta post and saddle.

Eventually I'll replace the V brakes and levers for XTR ones from the mid 90ies - that's about it!


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My Quantum is now 100% original spec!


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Clifford wrote:
My Quantum is now 100% original spec!


Very VERY nice!!

everything original as in the catalogue?
How long did it take you to build it all in? And did it cost much??


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ibbz wrote:
True say, I've come to my senses!
Basics I think - as the other stuff is Fine, I'll leave the thumbies and everything else bar a few bits and bobs.
I've bought a new Titanium bar, a Syncros cattle prod stem, and a pair of eggbeater pedals.

All I need now is a a seta post and saddle.

Eventually I'll replace the V brakes and levers for XTR ones from the mid 90ies - that's about it!


I'd go for a USE post and a Flite Ti saddle.


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